Tumbler, large: from Union Steam Ship Company vessel AWATEA

Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand
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Large crystal tumbler. Striated, with an etched USSCo logo on the side.
Part of a set of ten crystal glassware items that were removed from AWATEA (1936) a Union SS Co of New Zealand Ltd vessel, prior to her departure for the war when a trans-Tasman steam ocean liner operating between Wellington, Auckland and Sydney, before being used as a troop ship in World War Two. Awatea is a Māori word meaning "eye of the dawn".
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Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand: Owner
Crystal: 0 - Whole
Measurement details
3D objects (HxWxD): H 125 x W 85 x D 85mm: 0 - Whole
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